Kenilworth Crime Overview

Kenilworth is the second safest small town in Warwickshire, and is the 102nd safest overall out of Warwickshire's 222 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kenilworth in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 60% lower than the Warwickshire rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kenilworth is the 262nd safest small town, and the 4,239th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2017, Kenilworth had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for robbery, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2015 was also a bad month for Kenilworth residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Kenilworth are violence and sexual offences, with 392 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 322 offences and a difference of 3.23 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Kenilworth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Kenilworth Compared To Warwickshire

Summary of Crimes in Kenilworth This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31414.5314,95625.8878% safer
Bicycle Theft110.514130.7139% safer
Burglary703.242,4314.2130% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson803.703,5316.1165% safer
Drugs221.021,2772.21117% safer
Other Crime200.938741.5162% safer
Other Theft753.473,2455.6162% safer
Possession of Weapons30.144840.84500% safer
Public Order622.872,8104.8669% safer
Robbery100.463150.5520% safer
Shoplifting713.282,6244.5438% safer
Theft From the Person40.192230.39105% safer
Vehicle Crime653.013,6736.36111% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39218.1316,00327.6953% safer

Kenilworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Polesworth31835.7914% safer
Whitnash47955.9027% more dangerous
Kingsbury45057.8929% more dangerous
Atherstone90095.2757% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kenilworth

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Kenilworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour2017915Safer
Bicycle Theft1.20.970.370.51Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.13.7Safer
Drugs0.510.970.791.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.560.650.280.93Getting worse
Other Theft54.553.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.510.230.14Safer
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.510.600.600.19Safer
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences16141518Getting worse

Changes In Kenilworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kenilworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7140% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2153% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Kenilworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kenilworth East29437Second
Kenilworth South22832Third
Kenilworth West45161First

Crime in Kenilworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kenilworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Kenilworth saw a 350% increase in public order. Kenilworth saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Kenilworth's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-15%+110%+90%+142%+26%+19%+44%+36%+127%+144%
Bicycle Theft----+100%-+200%--50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-22%-25%-20%+233%+17%+13%-+40%+67%-
Other Crime----+200%-----
Other Theft-17%-63%-57%-82%-67%+43%-17%-20%-17%-29%
Public Order-40%-25%+250%+100%-20%+20%-+350%+50%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+160%+100%+100%+33%-45%+50%-67%-22%-25%+20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%+4%-7%+125%-17%-12%+68%+37%-14%-26%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kenilworth

What police force serves Kenilworth?
Kenilworth's local territorial police force is the Warwickshire Police.
How dangerous is Kenilworth?
Kenilworth is the second safest small town in Warwickshire.
What is Kenilworth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Kenilworth are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Kenilworth?
Kenilworth's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021